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Definition of fowl noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    fowl

     noun
    noun
    NAmE//faʊl//
     
    (pl. fowl or fowls)
     
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  1. 1[countable, uncountable] a bird that is kept for its meat and eggs, for example a chicken a variety of domestic fowl fowl such as turkeys and ducks
  2. 2 [countable] (old use) any bird see also guinea fowl, waterfowl, wildfowl
  3. Idioms
    neither fish nor fowl
     
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    neither one thing nor another The hovercraft has always suffered from the fact that it is neither fish nor fowl.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: fowl